|Birth: ||Mar. 20, 1918|
|Death: ||May 11, 1943|
Irving was the only child of Cullen and Sophia (Theiler) Colburn of Chicago; and a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Colburn. He was 24 years of age on March 20. Three years ago he enlisted in the Air Force and was a member of the Sqdn. 20 at Langley Field, Va., where he received honors as a bombardier. He was among the first of the government forces to arrive in the North African area, having gone to Iceland with the troops, where he was for some time, and was then transferred to England for about a year before going to the front.
excerpt from Humbird Enterprise; May 22, 1943
Cullen Colburn (1894 - 1986)
Sophie Theiler Colburn (1895 - 1974)
Wing Bombardier Officer, 1st Anti Submarine SOD., lost his life in French Morocco, North Africa, World War Two. Awarded the Purple Heart and thrice received the Air Medal, buried in U.S. National Cemetery in Tunis, N. Africa.
Plot: Near front, left of center.
Created by: Keith
Record added: Sep 04, 2012
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